A popular question (answered) - here is a non exhaustive list of knowledge base articles that describes the official support position of Microsoft with regards to running enterprise applications on Microsoft’s own virtualization platform (namely Virtual Server 2005) and other third party offerings. Bottom line is that you must be confident and feel comfortable that your IT partner and/or virtualization vendor of choice (Microsoft, VMware, Virtuozzo, Xen, etc.) are able to support you all the way in a production environment.
Microsoft Virtual Server support policy
Windows Server System software not supported within a Microsoft Virtual Server environment
Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software
Support policy for Microsoft programs that are running in a third-party application or software redirection program or in a third-party application or software virtualization environment
Considerations when hosting Active Directory domain controller in virtual hosting environments
Support policy for Exchange Server 2003 running on hardware virtualization software
Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 do not support Virtual PC and Virtual Server for production environments
1 Comment »
One Response to “Virtualization Support Policy MS”
Leave a Reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.